03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rep. McCotter: DeMint-Type Ideologues Are "Nuts"

On Saturday, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) discussed the direction of the GOP in an address to the Republican Northeast Conference in Newport, RI. McCotter, who serves as the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the House, chided conservative "ideologues" for controlling the party. McCotter explained that these individuals want to "purge" opponents "all the time...because they're nuts." He then clarified that his remarks were directed at radical conservatives like Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC):

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